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Treatment Adherence course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery,elfh,NHS

This session introduces ways to help patients improve their adherence to periodontal care.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • List the reasons why patients may not adhere to treatment for periodontal diseases and conditions
  • Identify recall strategies which can be used by patients to improve their adherence to treatment for periodontal diseases and conditions

Poor adherence to treatment is well recognised, and significantly contributes to treatment failures in medical and dental interventions.

Approximately 50% of patients do not take prescribed treatments as recommended and, across the various recommendations made by clinicians, between 15% and 93% of patients do not act on recommendations.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete:

  • The e-Den session in Module 4 Periodontal Disease and Management/Patient Education and Self-Performed Plaque Control/The Critical Role of Self Care (141-0179)
Instructors / Speakers
Philip Ower,
Specialist in Periodontics, Module Editor for e-Den Module 4

Phil qualified from King’s London in 1978. He joined the RAF after qualifying and was a general dental practitioner until taking an MSc in Periodontology in 1992, after which he was RAF Adviser in Periodontology and ran the RAF School of Dental Hygiene. After leaving the RAF he lectured at the Eastman Dental Institute and worked in several specialist practices. For 10 years he worked alongside Bernie Kieser at the Periodontal Practice in London and now practices at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury. He is on the GDC’s Specialist Register. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) and has served two terms on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology. Phil has had papers published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Dental Update, Dental Practice and Independent Dentistry and is on the editorial boards of Dental Health and Primary Dental Care. He lectures throughout the UK, and is responsible for the perio component of the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry in both London and Manchester.

Phil is also the e-Den Module Editor for Module 4 Periodontal Disease and Management.

Treatment Adherence course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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